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Our RICS surveyors have to establish ownership of this collapsed retaining wall at Birmingham. Both properties abutting the wall blamed the other for its substantial and expensive collapse. As the wall remains unrepaired and unstable it is likely that the property on the lower side of the wall is not mortgabable knocking many thousands of pounds off its value.
Our Birmingham Chartered Surveyors found structural movement, a persistent leak, frost damage and an insecure ceiling whilst carrying out an RICS Homebuyers Survey of this Birmingham 1910 semi detached house
These photographs were by taken by our Biringham Chartered Surveyors during a Property Survey of a late 1970's bungalow. Our Birmingham Surveyors found roots in a drain, a distortd garage and substandard electrical fittings. Click on the above links to see what else our Chartered Surveyors were able to find.
BIRMINGHAM WEST BROMWICH REDDITCH RICS SURVEYORS
Steve Butler Chartered Surveyor has lived in Birmingham all his life and is thus very familiar with the area. He attended Nottingham Trent University to take his Chartered Surveyors examinations. Steve has been surveying, valuing and managing a portfolio of properties in Birmingham since qualifying as Chartered Surveyor in 1992. Steve Butler has also passed the Government's Home Inspector Examinations.
If you are you buying a property in Birmingham West Bromwich or Reddith then a pre-purchase Building or Homebuyers Survey may help avoid future expenses.
An RICS Building Survey will tell you about the condition of the property including the state of the chimneys, roofs, rainwater goods, roof edges, walls, floors, ceilings, partitions, windows and doors. We can tell you whether there is any structural movement or settlement, wet rot, dry rot, woodworm or damp problems. We give you an overview of the services such as the electrical installations, boiler, central heating, hot and cold water.
RICS Building Surveys provides a more detailed picture of a property’s construction and can be carried out on practically all residential properties.
The report is bespoke and tailored to your requests.
It is most suitable when the building is less conventional. This could be because it is very old, it has been built using unusual construction methods, or it is dilapidated. Similarly, it can be very informative if a building has been extensively altered
A standardized report produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to highlight significant problems and matters requirng urgent investigation.
It is designed to flag up major defects and problems that need urgent or significant attention, because such issues will affect the property’s value.
It is the cost effective choice for the majority of property purchasers.
A valuation of the property and estimation of reinstatement cost for insurance purposes is included as standard in both our Building Survey and Homebuyers Survey reports.
Due to the time taken to measure the property Building Surveys cost considerably more than the Homebuyers Report, however you should bear in mind that they are unlikely to find any serious defects to the property that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will not.
It is considered that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will be suitable for most clients.
All Building Survey and Homebuyers Reports are undertaken by Steve Butler RICS Chartered Surveyor personally ensuring that personalized service to all our clients.